Stadion (state)

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This article is about the mediæval statelet. For other uses, see Stadion (disambiguation).
Lordship (Barony, County) of Stadion
Herrschaft (Freiherrschaft, Grafschaft) Stadion
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Coat of arms

Capital Oberstadion
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Established 1200
 •  Division into Swabian
    and Alsatian lines

 •  Raised to barony 1686
 •  Raised to county 1705
 •  Partitioned in twain 1741
 •  Both counties mediatised 1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia

Stadion was a statelet of the Holy Roman Empire, located around Thannhausen in the present-day Bavarian administrative region of Swabia, Germany.

The Swabian Stadion dynasty was first mentioned in the area of Oberstadion in the 13th century. John Philipp of Stadion (1652–1741), civil servant of the Mainz archbishops, was elevated to the rank of a Freiherr (Baron) in 1686. In 1705, he acquired the immediate lordship of Thannhausen and thereby was raised to a Reichsgraf. Upon his death in 1741, the estates were partitioned between the lines of Stadion-Thannhausen and Stadion-Warthausen.

Lords of Stadion[edit]

Lords of Stadion (c. 1200–1686)[edit]

  • Walter I (died c. 1230)
  • Walter II (died c. 1260) with...
  • Louis I (died c. 1260)
  • Louis II (died 1328) with...
  • Conrad (died 1309)
  • Walter III (died 1352)
  • Louis III (died 1364)
  • Eitel (1364–1392)
  • Conrad I (1392–1439)
  • Walter (1439–1457) with...
  • Pancratius (1439–1479)
  • Nicholas (1479–1507)
  • John (1507–1530)
  • John Ulrich (1530–1600)
  • John Christopher II (1600–1629)
  • John Christopher III (1629–1666)
  • John Philip (1666–1741), Baron from 1686, Count from 1705